New York State of Mind

It’s always been a dream of mine to work in “the city.” I come from a small town in north Jersey with the biggest lake in the state and farms nearby. New York is about an hour away without the dreaded traffic.

My first day of the Digitas Health internship, I took the bus to Port Authority and when coming out of the subway, was immediately immersed in the huge crowd that was bustling around in a rush to get to work. I remember walking out of the station and standing in front of the New York Times building. A woman was handing out newspapers and shoved one into my hands. I look confused and told her that I wasn’t interested in buying one but she gives me a smile and says, “it’s free and have a happy New York morning.” I was definitely having a happy morning because I was about to start my first job in New York.

Working in New York is awesome. It’s amazing how many things there are to experience here. I went to a Broadway show, visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and had my first experience with Korean food all within a week. There’s so much more to experience and I’m excited to have that chance.

I’ve been part of a number of projects while interning for Digitas Health including joining a pitch meeting. I’ve helped concept creative ideas and the intern program hosts informative lunch-n-learns with network executives that have really helped us gain insight into the advertising space. There are so many creative people in this office and it’s an honor working among such intelligent minds and getting feedback on the work that I’ve been doing.

From the fifth floor office, the interns have a great view of 8th Avenue. As I look out the window I feel like this entire experience has been a dream that will be ending soon. I’m excited to head back to school and catch up with my friends about our summer. For now, I’m going to get back to the project I’m working on and hold on to my first New York experience just a little while longer.

P.S. If you’re ever in Jersey over the summer you should definitely check out the Sussex County sunflower maze in full bloom. Absolutely breathtaking!


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